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Adam Handley

Adam Handley



  • Investment Services
  • Energy
  • Corporate and Business
  • Construction

WSG Practice Industries



WSG Leadership

WSG Boad of Directors
Secretary 2020/ 2021
WSG Boad of Directors
Director 2018/ 2021
WSG Regional Council
Chair 2020/ 2021
WSG BOD Executive Committee
Active Since 2020
Strategic Planning Committee 2020
DealMaker Group
WSG in Asia Group
WSG Main Group
WSG Recruitment Committee
WSG Leveraging for ME Group
Group Leader
Aviation Group
Dispute Resolution Group
Energy Group
IBA Group
Mergers & Acquisitions Group
Mining Group
Trade and Investment Group
WSG Coronavirus Task Force Group

Adam is our National Markets & International Countries Desks Leader. He is a senior partner specialising in North Asian mergers and acquisitions and project development in the energy, resources and agricultural sectors. He also has a significant track record in advising Federal and State governments on major regulatory and commercial projects.

He has been a partner for more than 19 years and is widely regarded as one of the leading legal advisers to major foreign government and non-government investors investing in Australia.

Adam is the current President of the Australia China Business Council (ACBC) in Western Australia and also sits on the national Board of ACBC. He is also the inaugural Honorary Legal Counsel to the Japan Chamber of Commerce in Perth. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards of Murdoch University and also the Australia Sino 100 Year Agricultural Partnership (ASA100)


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Areas of Practice

Construction | Corporate and Business | Energy | Investment Services | Mergers & Acquisitions | Natural Resources | Privatization | Regulatory | Technology | Tourism & Leisure

Professional Career

Professional Associations

  • Australia China Business Council (WA), Director
  • Australia China Business Council - Energy and Resources Committee, Chairman
  • Australia China Business Council - Trade & Investment Committee, Deputy Chair Murdoch University, Advisory Board Member ASA 100 - Australia Sino Agricultural Alliance - Advisory Board Member
  • Japan Chamber of Commerce (Perth) - Honary Inaugural Legal Counsel

The Next Wave: COVID-19 Impact on International Supply Chains
MinterEllison, March 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 comes on the back of an already tumultuous two years for the global economy, markets and trade where the US-China "trade war" and other trade tensions and macroeconomic factors have created uncertainty, commercial losses and subdued growth prospects...

How is Australia Managing the Transition to Renewable Energy?
MinterEllison, October 2018

In Australia, we're seeing enormous opportunities and some policy challenges in renewable energy...

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